It’s no secret that many fast fashion brands are responsible for alarming levels of environmental pollution, poor working conditions, unfair pay and animal cruelty. Consumers are getting wiser and are increasingly demanding more ethical and sustainable practices. But while a few brands are implementing changes, there’s a lot of greenwashing going on – with many […]
Getting married sustainably: 5 tips on how to plan an eco-friendly wedding on a budget
Last year, my husband and I got married over the beautiful summer solstice weekend. As nature lovers and environmentalists, we were conscious of how wasteful weddings can be and wanted to make our big day as sustainable as possible. Thankfully, we found lots of ways to minimise our impact, without making any compromises or breaking […]
Creating a greener community: an interview with GC Carbon Saving Project
While looking into environmental community initiatives across the UK a few months ago, I came across the GC Carbon Saving Project, led by Gate Church International. The inspiring project was awarded a grant from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to help people in the local community adopt low carbon lifestyles, while providing help to […]
15 ways to become more sustainable in 2020
The year is coming to a close. There’s no better time to rethink your day-to-day habits than on 1st of January 2020 – the beginning of a brand new, shiny decade full of promise and hope. For me, 2020 marks a fresh start for us all to adopt a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. Over […]
Working in the great outdoors: meet Ed the ranger
It’s been said time and time again – ‘do what makes you happy’. For those fortunate enough to have the means to shape their lives, it makes sense to take this advice and run with it. We are increasingly expected to work more than ever before. In fact, most of us spend one-third of our […]
5 top tips to zero waste living: start your journey
If, like me, you recently started a journey towards living a zero waste lifestyle, you are probably searching for guidance on where to begin. Luckily, there are a number of helpful online resources, and this blog aims to give you some tips to get you on the right track.
One small step towards a more sustainable lifestyle
The first Be Inspired blog tells the story of a woman with a mission: to offer people a way to incorporate zero waste alternatives into their lifestyles and support a healthier planet.